Educating Summa Explorers

Written by Ba Luvmour, Headmaster & Co-Founder of Summa Academy

explorers classroom 1

The educator’s voice calls out in song, the chorus of explorer voices answer. “I am passing letters, around and around. And when they stop, you will pick one, just one. ” The students answer, “When you stop, we will pick one,… Read More >

An Example of Self-Reflection at Summa Academy

Written by Josette Luvmour, Summa Institute Co-Founder
Summa Institute

Self-reflection is simply to know oneself as we are. It is a process of knowing exactly who we are, as we are. Self-reflection is to be aware, as I am in the moment.

Being self-aware is to look within ourselves to get a clear snapshot of… Read More >

Parent Focus:  Shannon Conley

Summa Institute

Originally from New Jersey, Shannon came to Portland via Charleston and Los Angeles. In 2007 she opened Urban Waxx, focusing on two of her passions: customer service, and creating a positive, validating, exciting space for employees to grow and thrive.  She began with one location and three… Read More >

Wisdom and Love

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.
One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

– Sandra Carey

Wisdom lives in each of us. Similar to every other natural capacity, nurturing relationships are required to draw wisdom forth. What is wisdom? You will find our working… Read More >

A Closer Look at Headmaster of Summa Academy, Ba Luvmour, MA

Co-founder of Summa Institute and co-creator of Natural Learning Relationships, Ba Luvmour has published five books, taught hundreds of parents and children, and led countless programs for families since 1985. Ba is also adjunct faculty at The Self Design Graduate Institute. When you ask Ba… Read More >

Dr. Fleurette Sweeney and Natural Learning Relationships

Meeting Dr. Flourette Summa Institute

Dr. J and Ba Luvmour taught an on-line course for graduate students last semester on Rites of Passage. One of the learners told us of her incredible work combining sound (through music) and symbol (language). On February 12th, she came to Summa to introduce her work to Summa Academy… Read More >

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